Despite the fact that there are hundreds of distributions of Linux, choosing the best one for your needs depends largely on what your particular use case is. For instance, if you are deploying a server, you may want to consider using CentOS.
This is a server distribution that is highly optimized for running enterprise applications. It is also known to be very stable, which is one of the reasons why many administrators choose it. You may also want to consider Ubuntu. It is the most popular server distribution. You can also try out SuSe, Debian, and Alma Linux. Each of these Linux distributions has a variety of useful features and is a good choice for a variety of use cases.
CentOS is one of the most popular distributions and is very popular among administrators.
It is a forked version of Debian. It has a large community and many tutorials and articles to help administrators learn about the operating system. Despite being popular, CentOS has recently switched directions and is no longer a pure drop-in replacement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
CentOS has also recently released version 9 of its distribution, which is also based on Debian. This release brings several changes to the Linux operating system, including support for live kernel patching, improved podman engine, SELinux policy changes, improved subsystem metrics, and enhanced performance metrics page. There is also a Cockpit web console for monitoring the health of your physical or virtual Linux server. You can also use the Cockpit to get an idea of what resource spikes may be causing issues.
RHEL 9 provides support for SELinux, an advanced security policy that leverages the full kernel and allows you to run your system as a container built from Red Hat Universal Base Images. You can also use live kernel patching without disrupting your production environment. You can also enable an Information Barrier feature, which will prevent users from sharing sensitive data unless you explicitly allow them to do so.
OpenSSL 3.0.1 also offers improved support for HTTPS, a new versioning scheme, and improved cryptographic policies.
It is also useful for hosting web applications. You can programmatically invoke providers based on application requirements. You can also enable container short-name validation, which is another feature that will make your life easier.
You can also test containerized applications on an out-of-box RHEL 9 configuration. You can also use the JuJu tool to spin up a Kubernetes deployment in a matter of seconds.
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux web console is also improved.
The Cockpit web console is available in both virtual and physical Linux systems and offers a variety of features, such as performance metrics, network statistics, and system metrics. You can also use the Cockpit graphical interface to create custom metrics. In addition, the web console provides an enhanced performance metrics page. The Cockpit also supports live kernel patching, which allows you to apply critical kernel patches without disruptions.
OpenSSL 3.0.1 also brings the “t” to the “m” with a new versioning scheme and a new provider concept. It also adds new security ciphers, improved HTTPS, and new cryptographic policies.